Zev Porat

Monday, March 6, 2017

Another Win for Kim Davis! Court Denies ACLU’s Request for Attorney’s Fees from Kim Davis

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis received another victory today when U. S. Magistrate Judge Edward Atkins entered an order in Miller v. Davis, denying the plaintiffs' demand that Davis pay the ACLU $231,000 in attorney's fees. Davis previously won her fight for religious freedom when District Judge David Bunning issued an order dismissing Miller and two other 2015 marriage license lawsuits, Ermold v. Davis and Yates v. Davis, bringing to an end the trial proceedings against Davis arising from the 2015 Obergefell decision. In the new ruling, the court holds, "the plaintiffs are not 'prevailing parties' . . . and are therefore not entitled to an award of attorneys' fees."

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